It is tempting to think that new carpets will stay clean and fresh for a very long time, but after they’ve been subject to thousands of dirty feet and shoes trampling over them, they will need cleaning. Regular vacuum cleaning will be helpful, but eventually a professional carpet clean will be needed. Here are some of the benefits of getting carpets professionally cleaned.
The first is that the carpets will be left really clean. Some of the systems that can be rented do not do a very good job leaving detergent residue in the carpet fiber which will promote rapid re-soiling. The residue can be quite sticky and will attract the dirt. By comparison, professional equipment removes far more dirt and leaves the carpet free of detergent or other cleaning residues.
Another benefit is that the cleaning operative should be well trained and experienced. The IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) sets many of the standards for training so make sure that the operative is qualified through this organization, or another if more appropriate. A thoroughly trained operative will achieve much better results.
A professionally cleaned carpet wears better and lasts longer, which is another benefit of professional cleaning. Damage to fibers and the overall appearance of the carpet is caused by the grinding of dirt and grit between the fibers. This damages the fibers and causes them to wear, shortening the life of the carpet. So a well cleaned carpet is a longer lasting carpet.
The fourth benefit of using a professional is the insurance they will have. If carpets are cleaned by a homeowner and damage occurs there is nothing that can be done. All professional carpet cleaners will be well insured for accidental damage and also for damage to the carpets being cleaned. This is an important benefit.
It may be tempting to not bother getting carpets cleaned and think that regular vacuum cleaning will be enough. This isn’t the case and professional cleaning will bring a number of benefits.